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    Beckers MD

    Hi there guys, I just wondered if you could answer these questions for me regarding BMD. 1) Can/Could it affect my eyesight? 2) Is there a recommended diet for someone with the condition? 3) Can someone with the condition give blood? Hopefully I haven’t bombarded you with too many questions there.

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    #85325
    Re: Beckers MD

    I don’t have BMD so can’t answer these for you, I’m sure there are people on here though who will be able to :)

    Vicki
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    #85326
    Re: Beckers MD

    Hi there,

    I am a manifesting carrier of DMD which is closely related to Becker as it is the same protein which is affected.

    I am unaware that BMD affects eyesight – certainly my own eyesight is excellent and I have known boys/men in the later stages of DMD who had no problems with eyesight.

    There is no specific recommended diet. It is helpful to aim to achieve and maintain a healthy weight as being overweight just gives your muscles unnecessary weight to have to shift around and being undernourished or losing weight too quickly can affect your muscle strength.

    I see no reason why BMD would prevent you giving blood if you are otherwise eligible.

    Hope this helps!

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    #85327
    Re: Beckers MD

    It does thank you.

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    #85328
    Re: Beckers MD

    There is a Fact Sheet on the MD main site about Becker, have you downloaded it for a read?

    That may have some info about eye issues and other thoughts too.

    There is also a Fact Sheet about nutrition and feeding. I think the concensus is to eat healthy, try and maintain a healthy even weight so as to not over strain muscles and joints.

    I do not think there is an issue about giving blood, I had a look at their Who Cannot Give Blood info on their web site, if you want to speak to a pukka person they give a telephone number 0300 123 23 23 [pretty sure that is a free number].

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    Re: Beckers MD

    I hadn’t seen them but I have now downloaded them and shall give them a read.

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